Friday, 4 January 2019

Book Review - Island in the Sun by Janice Horton - #HolidayReading Mexico

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Title:  Island in the Sun
Author: Janice Horton
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied copy
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 4th January
Rating: 5 Stars

When successful jewellery designer Isla Ashton unexpectedly inherits her eccentric Aunt Kate’s Caribbean island, she is obligated to return to the place she associates with heartache and regret. To where she grew up and fell in love with her childhood friend, Leo Fernandez. Fully intent on selling the island and finally putting the past behind her, Isla is soon compelled to put together the pieces of what really happened on a fateful night ten-years before. She begins to believe that in going to prison, Leo hadn’t only been shielding her from the same fate. She also starts to suspect that her late Aunt hadn’t been entirely honest in sending her away under the guise of recriminations. Who had they both been protecting and why?

From the moment I saw the cover for this book I had been looking forward to reading it, and I can easily say it lived up to expectations. 

Pearl Island is a fabulous location for a book, in the Caribbean it makes for a spectacular backdrop to a very interesting and enjoyable story. 

We not only get Isla's present day story but also get chapters detailing just what happened between her and Leo, 10 years before hand. 

We also get to see sections of Aunt Kate's diaries which were where the bulk of the most compelling its of the book were. 

I loved hearing about all elements of both Kate and Isla's lives and also about Leo. All characters I enjoyed that have a few things in common. 

This is a book where there are mysteries to uncover, secrets to discover, interesting sections on pearl farming, plus some action that really upped the pace and made my heart race.

This may only be the second book I've read by Janice Horton, but I am continuing to be impressed by her vivid storytelling and her writing style.   

Island in the Sun was an absolute joy to read. 

Thank you to Janice Horton for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

1 comment:

  1. Rachel - thank you SO much for reading and reviewing Island in the Sun - especially during your fabulous holiday in Mexico. I'm bowled over and thrilled with your review and that you enjoyed the book and gave it your 5* recommendation!


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